— A model-car swap meet will be at City-County Park’s Blue Building on Saturday, Nov. 19, starting at 8 a.m. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Mike Logue at 859-885-5780.
— The Non-denominational Missionary Society of Jessamine County will be hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless at Bethel Church, located at the corner of York and Walnut Streets in Nicholasville. The event will be Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
— The Jessamine County Public Library will host a Literacy Bell Party from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
— The Jessamine County Public Library will host an art studio from 1-2 p.m.
— The Jessamine County Public Library will host a teen writer’s club from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
— St. Athanasius Orthodox Church, located at 926 S. Main St. (next to the Prescription Pad), offers free bread to families and individuals in need in the Nicholasville area. St. Athanasius distributes this bread, generously supplied by Panera, every Sunday from 1-2 p.m. on the porch of the South Main Street location.
— Justin DeCecca will speak at Nicholasville Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. DeCecca recently returned from a tour of Israel’s security facilities and he will speak about his experiences. He directs the department of criminal justice at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg.
— The Jessamine County Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and welcomes people 60 years of age and older. The center has a fully equipped exercise room and a thrift shop. The seniors meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Activities are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bus service and a hot lunch are available on a donation basis. For more information, call 859-885-9102.
— The Jessamine County Senior Center, 111 Hoover Drive, plays bingo from noon to 1 p.m. Monday and Friday afternoons. Call 859-885-9102 for more information.
— The Francis Asbury Society Ministry Center (FASMC) will host a study of Genesis 25-50 with Dr. John Oswalt every Monday through Dec. 12. Oswalt is the visiting distinguished professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. FASMC is located at 1580 Lexington Road, Wilmore. For more information, call 858-4222 or visit www.francisasburysociety.com.
— The Jessamine County Public Library will host a book discussion on “Ahab’s Wife” by Sena Nasland at 7 p.m.
— The TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) weight-loss support group meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Creekside Senior Apartments, 407 N. 2nd St. in Nicholasville. For cost and more information, contact Donald Wither at 859-312-7455.
— The Jessamine County Historical Society will host its Christmas open house Dec. 2 from 5-9 p.m. At 7 p.m., the guest speaker will be Susan Hughes from Shaker Village Pleasant Hill. Her topic will be 50 years of preserving Shaker Village. The society is located at 216 N. Main St.
— The Jessamine Christian Church will host a holiday market place gift fair on Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church is located at 101 Providence Way in Brannon Crossing.
— Arts on Main will return for fall and winter monthly events at Clark Chapel on Main Street in Wilmore. These events are a collaboration of the Wilmore Community Development Board and the Clark Chapel Restoration Committee. All events are free and open to the public. Each event is followed with a meet-and-greet opportunity and refreshments. On Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m., Christmas at Clark Chapel will feature music and readings.